Nicholas Barrett

Marc Bloch ceremony set for April 22nd

The winners of the 2015 Marc Bloch Prize will receive their awards at the Villa Schifanoia on Wednesday 22nd April. In total there were 70 MA theses for the this year’s prize recognising the best new MA thesis in early modern or modern European history and in the history of Europe in the world. This year the jury […]

Peter Møllgaard becomes Dean of Research

Former EUI researcher, Peter Møllgaard, has started work as the Dean of Research at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He is now responsible for leading 750 scientific personnel across 15 departments. “I am thrilled to be working with so many enthusiastic and dedicated people” Møllgaard tells EUI Life, “some with the highest calibre in the world and others with a clear potential to […]

Interview with Verena Boos

EUI alumnus, Verena Boos recently previewed her debut novel Blutorangen at the Leipzig book fair in Germany. EUI Life asked her about her work and the transition between writing as an academic and becoming a published novelist. What inspired you to write your novel? I was thrilled by the tragic absurdity of war stories anywhere, fascinated by family dynamics, and moved […]

EUI alumni storm Leipzig bookfair

Philipp Ther, formally an EUI professor of European history, has collected the Sachbuch/Essayistik non-fiction prize at the Leipzig bookfair in Germany.  He received the award for Die neue Ordnung auf dem alten Kontinent: Eine Geschichte des neoliberalen Europa, which roughly translates as “The new order on the old continent: A history of neoliberal Europe.” Philipp Ther is now working as a […]

New European political database launched by alumnus

Fernando Casal Bértoa, a former EUI researcher, has announced the launch of his new website, a database of the cabinet politicians who govern Europe today as well as those who governed in the past. “It was my idea.” explains Bértoa, who is now a research fellow and the University of Nottingham,  I started collecting data on cabinets […]

EUI supporters sought for Campo di Marte clash

The EUI football team are appealing for supporters to cheer them on in the upcoming local derby against Campo di Marte. At present the EUI team sit 3rd in the AICS B1 League, a position they currently share with Campo di Marte. “They’ve got a lot of fans but we represent all of Europe”, remarked EUI top-scorer Francesco Martino. “We are […]

Alumnus praised by the Vatican

Dr Alexander Stummvoll has won the biannual international young researchers’ award for the promotion of Catholic Social Doctrine from the Vatican Foundation in Rome. Dr Stummvoll received the accolade for his PhD thesis, entitled A Living Tradition: The Holy See, Catholic Social Doctrine, and Global Politics, 1965-2000. Speaking to EUI Life, Stummvoll explained that his thesis “studies how, amidst the complexities of […]

EUI on Google +

Those who are interested can now follow the European University Institute on Google + for updates regarding EUI events, articles and news.  The EUI web unit have also added the institute to Instagram. The EUI is currently followed by 42,352 people on Facebook and has over 13,000 followers on Twitter. These accounts are often used to share articles published both here […]

Weiler to deliver lecture on bees

Professor Joseph Weiler, President of the EUI and avid beekeeper, will be describing the life of the hive when he gives a guest lecture at the British Institue of Florence next Wednesday, 28 January. The talk is entitled “The Secret Life of Bees” and will take place at 6pm in the Sala Ferragamo in the Harold Acton Library. Tickets will be €5.

EUI pays tribute to the victims of the Parisian tragedies

Staff and researchers have observed a one minute silence in honour of those killed in the recent Parisian tragedies at Charlie Hebdo and the Kosher Supermarket. Gatherings were held at noon at eight locations across the EUI.